23 days in Spain & France Itinerary

23 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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23 days in Spain & France Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Corralejo, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Ciutadella, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 9th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Barcelona to be much colder, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Dalt Vila, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala de Sant Vicent, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kentucky Derby.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip builder app .

Fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Kentucky Derby, Cala de Sant Vicent, Playa Cala Salada
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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Playa Cala Salada ©
Playa Cala Salada
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa del papagayo and Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon. There's more to do: Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Puerto Del Carmen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ibiza Town to Puerto Del Carmen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Del Carmen are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Marina Rubicon, Jardin de Cactus
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Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park ©
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Majanicho Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Corralejo Dunes. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo, enjoy the sand and surf at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, and then contemplate the geological forces at Humankind Healing Massage.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Corralejo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Corralejo by combination of taxi and ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Corralejo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Majanicho Beach, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
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Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Majanicho Beach ©
Majanicho Beach

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Attractions like Playa de Maspalomas and Las Canteras Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Palmitos Park and Playa de Amadores. There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa de Mogan, experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, and explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Maspalomas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Corralejo to Maspalomas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Palmitos Park ©
Palmitos Park
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

2
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de Muro and Parc Natural de Mondrago. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cap de Formentor and Port de Pollenca Beach. Go for a jaunt from Alcudia to Campos to see Artestruz Mallorca about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, make a trip to Mirador Es Colomer Formentor, and stroll through Cala Molins.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alcudia road trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Alcudia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Maspalomas to Alcudia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maspalomas in August: highs in Alcudia hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Formentor, Cala Molins, Playa de Muro, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Parc Natural de Mondrago
Highlights from your plan
Cap de Formentor ©
Cap de Formentor
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

3
nights
Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella
Attractions like Playa de Son Bou and Playa De Binigaus make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cala Turqueta and Cala Macarelleta. Explore Ciutadella's surroundings by going to Faro de Favaritx (in Mahon) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fornells). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Cala Pregonda and see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesa de Menorca.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ciutadella route builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Alcudia to Ciutadella takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Menorca, Playa De Binigaus, Faro de Favaritx, Playa de Son Bou
Highlights from your plan
Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta
Playa de Son Bou ©
Playa de Son Bou
Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ciutadella to Paris takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ciutadella in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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